How do you determine if #4t^5+3t^2+t# is a polynomial and if so, is it a monomial, binomial, or trinomial?

1 Answer
Jul 24, 2018

It is a polynomial: it is a trinomial.


A polynomial is an expression that has one or more terms that contain different powers of the same variable(s).

Since there is one variable and different powers, we know it is a polynomial.

A monomial has 1 term.

A binomial has 2 terms.

A trinomial has 3 terms.

The expression has #3# terms, so it is a trinomial.

Hope this helps!